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"Our Language & Culture are The Roots of Our Lives"




Hafa Adai! PIBBA International proudly announces that the 37th Annual International PIBBA Conference will be held June 25-29, 2018 in the beautiful island of Saipan, CNMI. We hope to see you there!

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Sponsored by: Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association (PIBBA) International and CNMI Chapter
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The PIBBA Conference is an annual event in which Western Pacific educators are provided with opportunities for professional growth and cultural enrichment. This year's conference offers a wonderful selection of traditional, innovative, and practical workshops, presented by creative and imaginative educators and cultural leaders from the Pacific islands.







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We are pleased to announce that PIBBA Conference participants will be given a special discount. However, you must present your conference registration form and make the reservation at your local United Airlines office during the travel period of June 18, 2018 to July 6, 2018. The travel must also be completed by July 6, 2018. When making a reservation, mention reference code GC1805. Click here to view details of the special United Airlines discount.

Please visit the PIBBA website later for more updates.


SI YU'OS MA'ASE'!

Snapshots of last year's 36th Annual International PIBBA Conference in Pohnpei


Snapshots of last year's 36th Annual International PIBBA Conference in Pohnpei

PIBBA 2013 Conference

Click on the video below to view the 32nd Annual International PIBBA Conference hosted in Guam on PhotoPeach

Click on the video to hear the PIBBA Song!

Click on the video to hear the PIBBA Song!

Saturday, 22 February 2014

PIBBA Officers Present at 43rd NABE Conference

NABE Conference Presentation:  The Asian-Pacific Islander Special Interest Group (SIG) Institute was held February 14, 2014 at the 43rd Annual National Association for Bilingual Education Conference hosted in San Diego, California.  Pictured L-R:  Rosa Salas Palomo, API SIG Chair and Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association (PIBBA) International Treasurer; Bianca Koshiba, Republic of Palau; Emily McCue, Idaho; Nancy U. Renguul, Republic of Palau; Dr. Jose Q. Cruz, Presenter-Guam Education Board Chairperson and PIBBA Guam Chapter Historian; Theresa Ililau, Republic of Palau; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Presenter-University of Guam, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and PIBBA International Webmaster; and Chief Janet Ebil Orrukem, Republic of Palau.



Dr. Jose Q. Cruz presents at the 43rd Annual NABE Conference.
Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera presents at the 43rd Annual NABE Conference.
Guam Delegation:  Pictured L-R:  Rosa Salas Palomo, PIBBA International Treasurer; Dr. Jose Q. Cruz, PIBBA Guam Chapter Treasurer; and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, PIBBA Webmaster.

Gathering:  Pictured L-R:  Rosa Salas Palomo, PIBBA International Treasurer; Dr. Jose Q. Cruz, PIBBA Guam Chapter Treasurer; Angel Palomo; and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, PIBBA Webmaster.

                                                                 

Congratulations to the PIBBA Officers who presented at the 43rd Annual National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) Conference held in San Diego, California February 12-15, 2014! The theme was Sailing into the 21st Century:  Multiple Languages, Multiple Paths, Lifelong Advantages.  Dr. Jose Cruz, PIBBA Guam Chapter Historian, and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, PIBBA Webmaster, had the honor of presenting culturally-relevant papers at the conference.  Rosa Salas Palomo, PIBBA International Treasurer, served as the Chair during our Asian Pacific Islanders Special Interest Group session.  In particular, Dr. Cruz's presentation was titled Student Achievement: Bi-literate Magic in Core Subjects for Lifelong Advantages.  Dr. Rivera's presentations were titled  Sailing to an Innovative Way of Reaching Out to Pacific Islanders and Alii World: Palau Language Commission Has Arrived at the Digitalized World of the Internet.


Pictured above:  Dr. Rivera received a "I Support the Seal of Biliteracy" sticker as part of her participation in the NABE - CABE Pre-Institute.


Friday, 7 February 2014

Breaking News: Luta (Rota) to host 33rd PIBBA Conference


CNMI Senator Jovie Taimanao and PIBBA International Historian Frances Sablan have reported that Rota will be hosting the 33rd Annual International PIBBA Conference this year. Congratulations CNMI!

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Congratulations, PIBBA Guam Officers!

Congratulations to the newly-elected PIBBA Guam Officers who are committed to serve in the organization for the next two years!  They were officially sworn in by Past President PIBBA Ewy Taitano on February 1, 2014 at Wendy's in Barrigada, Guam. Afterwards, they enjoyed delicious Asiago, chili, and raspberry tea!

They are as follows:

President - Dr. Arlene Camacho Salas Diaz 



Vice President - Antonia "Toni" Salas 

Secretary - (TBA via special election) 
Treasurer - (TBA via special election) 



Historian - Dr. Jose Q. Cruz 



PIO - Elizabeth "Liz" Reyes 


 
Webmaster - Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera

PIBBA Induction Ceremony:  Pictured L-R sitting:  Dr. Arlene "Arn" Diaz, President and Frances Blanco, PIBBA member.  Back row L-R:  Ewy G. Taitano, Past PIBBA President; Antonia "Toni" Salas, Vice President; Tony Calvo, PIBBA member; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Webmaster; Elizabeth "Liz" Reyes, PIO; and Dee Aguon, PIBBA member.  Not pictured is Dr. Jose Q. Cruz, PIBBA Historian.

PIBBA Officers take oath during Induction Ceremony.

PIBBA Oath in action!

PIBBA Guam Pact:  Officers put their hands together in commitment to service for two years!

PIBBA Guam Pact 2!  We can do it!